Ram 1500 Wins Green Truck of the Year Award
We said Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) always closes out the year with award-after-award, and there’s truck automaker under the FCA umbrella that’s been stealing hearts since the latest generation. Ram Trucks is back and better than ever, having recently been named by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Truck Brand and following such an honor is another award from eco-friendly magazine, Green Car Journal, a publication with a large focus on with a large focus on green vehicles and environmentally friendly energy and technologies. The Ram 1500 was just named 2020 Green Truck of the Year™.
Wow, now that’s a shock! Then again, the new generation Ram 1500 has seen some changes since its release in 2018. Many consumers were pleased to see the recent release of the new 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel powertrain as an option on the Ram 1500 light-duty pickup truck, able to offer consumers with up to 480 lb-ft of torque and a diesel towing capability of 12,560 pounds. At the moment, the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the leading truck in its segment, offering a driving range that exceeds 1000 miles.
When it comes to being environmentally friendly, the Ram 1500 makes use of the mild-hybrid system eTorque for additional torque at 0 RPMs and hybrid functionalities, such as auto stop/start, electric power assist, extended fuel shut-off, transmission shift management, intelligent battery charging, and regenerative braking. This versatility and the multiple fuel-efficient powertrain choices the new Ram 1500 offers consumers made it stand out in the competition this year.
“The Ram 1500 stands out in the pickup field, not only with its exclusive use of eTorque mild-hybrid technology, but also with a more powerful EcoDiesel engine that’s EPA rated up to 32 highway mpg…That kind of fuel efficiency – and attendant carbon emissions reduction – is particularly impressive in a pickup offering the great functionality, recreational and work capabilities, and overall driving enjoyment of the Ram 1500. Its distinction as the 2020 Green Truck of the Year™ is well deserved.” – Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com.
Green Car Journal editors considered all potential truck models in the U.S. market for the Green Car Awards, and each vehicle in the truck segment was analyzed for its environmental attributes as well as traditional criteria that make a great pickup, such as capability, versatility, safety, value and style. A Green Truck of the Year jury was comprised of automotive experts and Green Car Journal staff, and after the collection of trucks was narrowed down to five finalists, a winner was chosen. The third-generation of the turbocharged 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6, available in all models and configurations, including for the first-time-ever offered in the Ram Rebel – the Ram 1500 was named Green Truck of the Year™ for the second consecutive year.
Don’t forget all the safety features that make the 2020 Ram 1500 a great family truck. Available with full-speed forward collision warning plus, lane keep assist, parallel & perpendicular park-assist with stop, ParkSense front and rear park-assist with stop, and a ParkView rear back-up camera, the new Ram 1500 pickup truck offers consumers plenty of ways to keep cargo and passengers safe from point A to B. Come to Aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and check out the 2020 Ram 1500 light-duty pickup truck today.